Sources of Pain

Labor Pain At the most basic level, labor is a physiological process the mother completes to get her child out of her body and into her arms. As such, there are a wide variety of factors that contribute to the way this physiological process feels to the mother and how she perceives the sensations. To help you understand, let us think for a moment about a physiological process you are more familiar with, digestion. The process of digestion requires several organs, a large percentage of the body and can produce a wide variety of pains. When all is working well, the discomforts you feel from an empty stomach or full bladder are gentle indications to you of your body’s needs. When all is not well you may feel pressure, muscle…


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